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本来
Main
English Definitionoriginal; originally; at first; it goes without saying; of course
Simplified Script本来
Traditional Script本來
Pinyinběnlái
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄣˇ ㄌㄞˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)bun2loi4
Part of Speech(副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Basic,Intermediate
Word Decomposition
běnroots or stems of plants; origin; source; this; the current; root; foundation; basis; measure word for books, periodicals, files, etc.; originally
láito come; to arrive; to come round; ever since; next

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Words With Same Head Word    
本子běnzibook; notebook; edition
本质běnzhìessence; nature; innate character; intrinsic quality
本事běnshiability; skill
本领běnlǐngskill; ability; capability
本身běnshēnitself; in itself; per se
Words With Same Tail Word    
原来yuánláioriginal; former; originally; formerly; at first; so, actually, as it turns out
上来shàngláito come up; to approach; (verb complement indicating success)
将来jiāngláiin the future; future; the future
过来guòláito come over; to manage; to handle; to be able to take care of
以来yǐláisince (a previous event)
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